Generally used in correlation with a state machine.

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Game logic implemented using TPL / async / await, and performance of it

I'm working on a game, and as a typical game (here using Monogame) it uses frame based approach, where all logic happens in Update() method called every frame. As a consequence, any sequential logic ...
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C++ GameState management

I have been attempting to make a game engine in C++ and have come across the dilemma of game state management. I have done a lot of research and found numerous ways of accomplishing from game engine ...
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Why does my Unity animator state “finish” before the visible motion does?

Example: Screenshot of the TopAppearing motion - boost the alpha of the sprite from 0 to 1 for total of 2 seconds. Screenshot after TopAppearing state has been finished Screenshot of the ...
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Game state management techniques?

First off, I'm not referring to scene management; I'm defining game state loosely as any sort of state in a game which has implications about whether or not user input should be enabled, or if certain ...
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How to handle global Data within a state machine setup? (C#)

I am currently building a turn-based framework (Unity,C#) I was tired of my former tight-coupled systems and opted for a state machine this time, basically all components subscribe to the state-Enter ...
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Modeling player mechanics with a finite state machine

I have three states standing walking jumping When I press D standing transitions to walking. The velocity will be set to a defined value and the player moves. When I release D walking transitions ...
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InvalidOperationException when peeking from a stack within custom editor

I've got a simple state machine for handling game states which works using GameObjects that I enable/disable in order to switch the states. Since some states can be loaded additively (such as the ...
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How to make a PROPER main menu (or any other UI windows/modals) in Unity?

So, I'm currently learning both about Unity for the first time as well as the 'new' 2D UI system, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to make windows, modals/dialogs, main menus etc. which are ...
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Game State 'Stack'?

I was thinking about how to implement game states into my game. The main things I want for it are: Semi-transparent top states-being able to see through a pause menu to the game behind Something OO-...
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Managing game states (states flow, controlling the state machine…)

I am currently struggling really bad to make the game states management. Before we dig into the problem, I must point out that I do know about state machines, I do have both implemented (states and ...
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Integrating an AI state machine with actions that take more than 1 tick

Background: I'm having a problem conceptualising something which seems to be pretty fundamental. We have, what I believe to be, a traditional 'game loop', which runs at 60 fps and iterates through ...
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What exactly is a 'set of states'?

Whilst looking into game-oriented applications of programming patterns I discovered a question on this site which suggests that a 'set of states' is superior to a 'stack of states' but does not ...
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Architecture for game character movements with user input and a finite state machine

I have a JavaScript canvas game setup using Phaser framework. When I first made my character able to run, jump, and crouch, I used lots of if/else conditions and ended up with an ugly, buggy mess. I ...
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Code vs. Configuration in Unity [closed]

I know a thing or two about Unity at this point, but I've still lots of subjective, best practice questions, Such as: How do you decide what values are obtained via Start/Awake initialization, and ...
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State machines and map transitions

I've implemented a [basic] FSM in my game and it currently does its job very well. Recently I have come across a "problem" that I need to show a "Loading map. Please wait..." screen for as long the ...
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Changing the duration of motion state transitions in Animator Controller

Anyone around who is experienced with Unity animation states and the Animation Controller? I wonder is it possible in Unity to change the duration of time it takes between motion transitions in the ...
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Fixing enemy behavior state machine in Unity

I'm working on a state machine for my game's NPC. The only thing I can't to get work properly is the hit sequence. The hits register. What I would like to happen is for the attack sequence (animation)...
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States within a GameState?

I ended up coming up with having states within game states. For example: States splash menu tracks garage loading play What bothers me is that I now have states within the play state to handle it ...
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State Machine help

I'm using a state machine for my enemy's AI. I've not worked with state machines before & followed Unity's live training on State Machines. I added a HitState to handle animation sequences. The ...
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Finite state machine in C++

So, I've read a lot about using FSMs to do game state management, things like what an FSM is, and using a stack or set of states for building one. I've gone through all that. But I'm stuck at writing ...
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Animations won't transfer states until entire animation is completed

I am following the survival shooter tutorial and am using Unity 5. I just completed this video (linked) and I tested played it to see my animations worked but it seems like it will only transition ...
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How to architect input code to utilise state machine?

I have an InputController which currently handles all user input, so it looks at button states and updates entity intentions according to some simple rules. I'm looking to add a new state to the game ...
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How to create a state based traffic signal?

I want to create a traffic light for a Unity3D game. I will model it in blender. What is the best way to control this light in a unity scene? One way I could think of is to change texture of say ...
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Pausing game with State machine and handling jumps

I am adding pause functionality to my upcoming racing game.The players can jump in it. Time.timeScale = 0 is obvious solution to pause game.I am avoiding this solution as users can do in app ...
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Best way to handle movement input?

I'm currently developing a RPG movement system in c++, and tried to use the State Pattern/State machine for this, but AFAIK I would have to check each movement key in every state.(right?) Is there a ...
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Game State query — Are Game states and Game Phases the same thing?

I am currently writing a simple board game app. I have written some basic states which are more to do with global state of the game. Currently they are just enums, they don't really do anything nor ...
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Legacy GUI - run OnGUI only once

I remember something about onGui being able to be run multiple times per frame, and I also seem to recall that you can check 'which state' the onGUI is being run in, so that you can do all of the ...
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Implementing game state without switch statements everywhere?

Executive summary Are there any good tutorials on Game State FSMs, particularly OOP/OOD-based and not switch-statement-based? Summary Is there a practical process for creating a game state engine ...
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State Machine class vs function pointers [closed]

What do you guys recommend to use? A State Machine with function pointers or classes? Or, in which case one would be better than the other one? At work we use the state machine with function ...
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In Phaser, how should I be managing state? [closed]

I'm quite new to Phaser and JavaScript really confused about state management. Phaser has lots of documentation and info on the net, but everyone seems to be doing it a different way. An example: ...
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State system and animation of derived classes

I'm trying to get some kind of state system for my game objects. I have a base Actor class that is derived by classes like Policeman, Informant or Brawler. Each of those classes describes different ...
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Animation-based Collision Boxes

Background I'm currently working on a top-down 2D game, roughly similar to something like Zelda for the SNES. Certain game entities such as the player or a typical enemy will consist of multiple ...
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How should a Unity object control it's state?

I've been using Unity's component based design, and the biggest problem I've faced is how to control an object's( not component's ) state. The problem is, some components must act differently based ...
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Proper way for Player object to communicate with Map object?

I'm writing my first game (in javascript / node over websockets) and am running into a bit of chicken and egg problem, and am afraid how I'm doing it right now won't scale once the game gets more ...
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Change players state and controls in-game

I'm using Unity 3D Let's say the player is an ice cube. You control it like a normal player. On press of a button, ice transforms (with animation) into water. You control it completely different than ...
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how to store game state for a multiplayer board game eg. poker

First Approach: Store the state in database and play with database queries. Could a database handle the load, as poker is quite fast paced, and I have to query/update database for each player move. ...
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How to apply physics when you have sub frame state changes?

I'm currently calculating my physics every 1/100th of a second and using a state machine to manage the current state of the player. In my main loop I'm checking user input and transitioning the state ...
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How to prevent a circular dependency between an entity and its state? [closed]

I've read this question, and I think it has some good answers and discussion, but it appears to focus primarily on rendering. I have a different problem in the management of a game entity's state. ...
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Should character actions be considered states?

So I've been on a team that has been working on a game for quite a few months now and we're hitting some really nasty bloat problems with our character actions. Question in bold. Accompanying ...
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(Phaser) Preload Future States in Create?

I'm a first time user of Phaser, been trying to make a simple point and click type game. I'm trying to keep things very modular, so I'm defining a list of levels (states) in a JSON, and then every ...
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Maintaining State in Mud Engine

I am currently working on a Mud Engine and have started implementing my state engine. One of the things that has me troubled is maintaining different states at once. For instance, lets say that the ...
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Does calling VSSetShader() twice with the same shader have a performance penalty?

Let's say I render 2 objects that are using the same shader (and the same ID3D11VertexShader object). When I call VSSetShader() to set the shader for the 1st object DirectX has to change previous ...
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Synchronizing mob states in online multiplayer game

I'm developing an exploration-based platform game in which from the start there were plans about including local multiplayer support, but recently I've been considering an online multiplayer mode, ...
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How do I change rasterizer state properly?

To set the rasterizer state I have to ID3D11Device::CreateRasterizerState() and then ID3D11DeviceContext::RSSetState. And then I should ID3D11RasterizerState::Release() it, right? How about when I ...
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Deferred contexts and inheriting state from the immediate context

I took my first stab at using deferred contexts in DirectX 11 today. Basically, I created my deferred context using CreateDeferredContext() and then drew a simple triangle strip with it. Early on in ...
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What is the correct way to seperate (react) view from state?

I would like to know the correct implementation to declare game logic and view logic: I see 3 ways of implementing this: 1.Storing (eg writing preprocessing to store the change to a property) ...
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Entity's FSM and exposing internals of the entity

I'm trying to implement FSM according to Programming Game AI by Example, it is a pretty standard and straightforward FSM that goes like similarly to this (some stuff omitted and translated from C++ to ...
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Sending state diffs (deltas) and unreliable connections

We're building a realtime multiplayer game, in which each player is responsible for reporting its state on every iteration of the game loop. The state updates are broadcasted using unreliable UDP. ...
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How to manage input state in Unity3D?

In Unity3D how do I manage input among many components, especially in relation to "blocking" input messages to certain components? To make my question clear, an example: Component 1: Input Manager ...
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Android: how do I switch between game scenes in a game? Any tutorials?

I am trying to create a simple game using the Android SDK without using AndEngine (or any other game engine). I have plenty of experience designing games from the past, but I'm having lots of trouble ...